Honey Cardamom Poached Pears

Honey Cardamom Poached Pears on Mascarpone #dessert #healthydessert

This is a reprint of my March 6th column that ran in the Traverse City Record-Eagle because this recipe was too good not to share here. I’m a little romantic about food. I’m sure that comes as a not-surprise-at-all to many of you who have been reading me for years. Food is how I show…

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Homemade Gyro Meat and Gyros

Homemade Gyro Meat and Gyros: just like take-out. Make a big batch and freeze it for gyros whenever you want. #greekfood #restaurantdiy

You know when you get stuck thinking about a certain food and that’s all you can think about eating? For example, take gyros. I drove to the city and went out for lunch at a Mediterranean eatery with my mom, one of my sisters, and my sister-in-law a couple weeks ago. I ordered a lamb…

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Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos

Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos from foodiewithfamily.com #HomemadeTreats

When I posted my Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls a few weeks ago, you probably knew I was going to go here, right? I think I probably telegraphed it. Why in the world would I make SALAD BOWLS with a dialed in homemade Cool Ranch seasoning and not go the full distance and make…

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Panko Crusted Sriracha Cod {baked}

Panko Crusted Sriracha Cod www.foodiewithfamily.com #lent #seafood #fish

Here fishy, fishy, fishy, fishy… Lenten Friday fish dishes don’t have to be bland or boring: Panko Crusted Sriracha Cod to the rescue! We are a family full of fish-any-which-way lovers with one notable and vocal standout: the baby. To be fair, the little guy loves tuna, sardines, and anchovies, so I guess he qualifies…

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Slow-Cooker Spicy Bacon Corn Dip

Slow Cooker Spicy Bacon and Corn Dip. foodiewithfamily.com #SlowCooker #Dip #Snacks

You may have noticed that I have a snack fixation.  My recipe index certainly reflects it. I just can’t help myself around snacks. There’s something so profoundly satisfying to me in nibbling the day away. In fact, if I had to choose to give up meals or snacks, I’d TOTALLY keep snacks any day of…

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Caramelized Onion and Butter Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion and Butter Mashed Potatoes. Velvety, rich, smooth and packed with flavour. foodiewithfamily.com #butter #potatoes

I remember hearing once that the über-chef Joël Robuchon believed the ideal ratio of potatoes to fat in mashed potatoes was 2-to-1 by weight. I also remember thinking it was nutty. Two pounds potatoes to one POUND of butter? Sure, Joël. Sure. …Then one day I was making mashed potatoes -as in, I had already…

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